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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

The O.P needs to pm me. Because I can source JDM Jeans before the Hilarious mark-ups you guys see in "Designer" Denim retail stores......

Shit, I can buy at retail, charge a proxy fee,post, and STILL do it cheaper. in 90% of cases.  
Cool. But I'd recommend he hit some stores and try stuff on first. Getting a good fit is everything, and doing that remotely can be tricky if you're a "beginner".

And to add to my earlier comment: in my view choosing a pair of jeans is more akin to choosing, say, a leather jacket than a shirt or pair of khakis. If you get something you like and that fits you well, you can get literally hundreds of wearings over a period of years, and they'll just get better with age. Even if you need to stretch your budget to get something you're genuinely happy with, you get a lot of bang for those extra bucks.
post #21092 of 21424
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post


If someone likes Walmart jeans, good on them. But if he's interested in exploring what people here generally think of as "better" jeans (fit, construction, denim, etc.) I'm not sure what the benefit of starting with crummy ones is. You don't "learn" anything by wearing something unflattering and unfun before "leveling up". You just waste money you could be applying toward a decent pair. Better to start with something that at least has a cut and fit you like so you have a useful baseline for comparison. As Nickels notes, APC can be found around that price point. Acne and Uniqlo used to offer decent options at a relatively affordable price, but I'm not sure if that's still the case.
I don't know how rigid the OP's budget restrictions are, but if possible I'd suggest stretching to the $100 - $200 range, where there are lots of decent options, rather than blowing $80 on a pair he won't enjoy wearing. Cheap clothes are fine. Cheap clothes you don't really like are a false economy.

I was mocking him and the whole concept of “beginner jeans”.

 

Give us a price point, and people will give suggestions.

post #21093 of 21424
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

^ The fact you even know that Walmart makes jeans says a lot. Helpful post there.


The fact you know Walmart sells everything from AR15s to zucchinis and assume they wouldn't also sell jeans says a lot about your ability to make basic cognitive assumptions.

post #21094 of 21424
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post


Cool. But I'd recommend he hit some stores and try stuff on first. Getting a good fit is everything, and doing that remotely can be tricky if you're a "beginner".

And to add to my earlier comment: in my view choosing a pair of jeans is more akin to choosing, say, a leather jacket than a shirt or pair of khakis. If you get something you like and that fits you well, you can get literally hundreds of wearings over a period of years, and they'll just get better with age. Even if you need to stretch your budget to get something you're genuinely happy with, you get a lot of bang for those extra bucks.


100%  :slayer:

 

@lawyerdad  is right.  Try on as many jeans as you can. even thrifting some (when you've narrowed it down) to wear for a week. to test the fit. if you dig them?   keep them rolling.  but if you find a size and style that works for you?

Try to find some of the jeans you need without the hype. - Jeans are a necessity. something you can wear daily. you only need 3 pairs to live in for a long time.  so choose wisely.

for me? it's straight cut all day. more comfortable takes priority over other peoples opinions. A different cut might be your thing. get a feel for what you can feel relaxed in.   and yes, a Leather A-2, or G1 is just as much of a life choice.   :nodding:

Love my Neighborhoods, and Avirex A-2 (just after coqpit)

 

Your needs are more than this season's fashions.

post #21095 of 21424
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Originally Posted by BootGuy View Post


The fact you know Walmart sells everything from AR15s to zucchinis and assume they wouldn't also sell jeans says a lot about your ability to make basic cognitive assumptions.

First of all work on your reading comprehension. The OP specifically asked looking for "raw, selvedge denim" which I may reasonably assume Walmart doesn't carry as the only thing I really know about them is they sell generally cheap, generally low-quality shit. So your recommendation disregarded his request entirely. Second, you wrote "Walmart jeans" which to me would reasonably indicate they have a house brand or something … I said nothing of "selling" jeans generally. Third, I don't know shit about the range of products they sell as I've only even been in a Walmart once, and certainly would not spend any of my money there. The fact that you magically know what I know either makes you some kind of super genius… or more likely someone who just displayed his ability to make false cognitive assumptions. Lastly, I just noticed you were admittedly mocking him for asking a perfectly honest and legitimate question so in addition to being unhelpful you're just a tool to begin with… why? because he didn't ask the question in a manner you deemed acceptable or accurate ("beginner jeans")?

Maybe you should just stick to boots there BootGuy.
post #21096 of 21424
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post
 

The O.P needs to pm me. Because I can source JDM Jeans before the Hilarious mark-ups you guys see in "Designer" Denim retail stores......

 

Shit, I can buy at retail, charge a proxy fee,post, and STILL do it cheaper. in 90% of cases.  

 

Cheaper than denimio? They've kind of got the market cornered there.

post #21097 of 21424
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Originally Posted by PCole View Post

Yes and like 100$ max

Uniqlo has slim and regular fit selvedge denim for $50. They're always on sale. This is where I started and I actually like my jeans from them. But, they're my beater jeans as I have a 2 yo that gets messy on occasion.

Unbranded has selvedge jeans under $100. Naked & Famous can also be had under $100. The deals are out there. Check Rawr Denim's weekly sales compendium.

I should add though it's helpful if you know your measurements. The majority of companies that sell raw selvedge denim have their own fit charts and they're all different. Take your best fitting pair of jeans and compare them to their fit charts.
post #21098 of 21424
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Originally Posted by BootGuy View Post

I was mocking him and the whole concept of “beginner jeans”.



 



Give us a price point, and people will give suggestions.


Got it. Being overly literal may be an occupational hazard.
I get where the OP is coming from. When you want to step up your game but aren't yet confident in your knowledge and ability to choose, you don't want to drop $400 on a pair of jeans you might not love.
post #21099 of 21424
@PCole

On a related note, I just nabbed a pair of United Stock Dry Goods gray selvedge denim @ 60% off from Roden Gray, so with shipping I'm paying $65. USDG is a Canadian brand that doesn't get talked about much here but I find them to be a great entry level company for selvedge denim
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Thank you for the advice guys really appreciate it
post #21101 of 21424
Careful about measurements. One of the most important measurements is never given: the seat. I have jeans that are sorta big everywhere else, but because the seat is too shallow, there is both a gap a the back of the waistband and is uncomfortably tight in front.
post #21102 of 21424
@PCole found some decent shit in your budget bro... PM sent.
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Is anyone making a 10oz denim in a new standard like fit? Closest I've come is n&f but I don't care for the fit.
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how do these jeans fit? would you recommend sizing up in the waist 1 more to get a slightly roomier thigh area for this type/style of jacket/boot fit

post #21105 of 21424
looks good, from what i can see.
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